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AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+5%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 135 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,648,063 user samples
965,142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
682,921 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 201st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
76.4 %
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11 % FarC5 14%, BFV 19%, SotTR 5%, Rage2 2%, Witcher3 3%, Civ6 18%, ACO 5%, MetroEx 8%, Sekiro 16%, Wolf2 17%
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Intel i5-10600K Review - 6-core Ga...
16 % FarC5 12%, OverW 16%, SotTR 16%, RDR2 3%, StarWJFO 8%, CSGO 44%, R6S 12%
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
12 % Hitm2 23%, FarC5 12%, TWarW2 19%, SotTR 18%, ACO 11%, MetroEx 10%, MESoW 4%, Divis2 8% StrangeB 1%
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Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
18 % Hitm2 21%, TWarW2 13%, GTAV 21%, SotTR 18%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
77.9 Pts 78.2 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
212 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
401 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
794 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
668 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
85.9 Pts +0% 85.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
229 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
534 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
452 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
876 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+17%
749 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,609,061 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+141%
1.69 %
Value
Value For Money
83.9 % +2% 82.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % More popular.
+19%
77 %
Price
Price (score)
$270 $210 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+37%
41 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+42%
12 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1123 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+16%
971 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1037 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
880 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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